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January 01 , 2008

Arlington Highlands East Begins $60M Expansion

Arlington Highlands East Begins $60M Expansion

January 1st, 2008 - ARLINGTON, TX-Work is under way on a $60-million expansion to Arlington Highlands, a 640,000-sf assortment of lifestyle retailers with another 160,000-sf and 137-room Hyatt Place Lifestyle hotel en route. The 19.47-acre expansion will deliver spaces for tenant finish-out in Fall, 2008. The expansion, Arlington Highlands East, will build out the development partnership’s 80-acre tract. Arlington Highlands sits on land owned for decades by the Mathes family, which includes The Retail Connection senior vice president John Curtis Mathes, one of the point men for the project’s leasing campaign along with Daniel Fuller, project developer. The development partnership also includes individuals associated with Dallas-based The Retail Connection and its development services arm, Connected Development Services. The expansion phase’s anchors include a 33,000-sf Dave & Buster’s and a 24,000-sf Splitsville, a Tampa-based bowling alley, billiards and dining concept new to the state. Arlington Highlands East is expected to be the first Texas opening for the Splitsville chain. The Retail Connection is handling Splitsville’s site search and contract talks state wide. Splitsville’s typical location features 12 bowling lanes, six billiards tables, full-service dinner lounge and several bars. Arlington Highlands East’s lineup also will include freestanding Houlihan’s, Red Robin and Bone Daddy’s, a Boudreaux restaurant in an inline spot and a spa. Many of the expansion phase’s tenants were on a waiting list from Arlington Highlands, which opened last May with its shop spaces practically full. At build-out, the entire development will sport 115 retailers in 800,000 sf.